Justin Bieber debuted platinum blond hair and rocked The Plaza in a live concert on Today Show. In the studio, he opened up about how he felt to be back on stage. The photos and the video are all right here, and you can catch every single buzzed-about moment right here!
There was that platinum blond hair and there was the rain. And there was Justin Bieber taking to the stage and revealing some dazzling choreographed moves and opening up in an interview and social media is ablaze over the blond hair and the blowup with the cameraman.
It’s been a long time since the now 21-year-old Justin Bieber took to The Plaza at Rockefeller Center, and he did so before Bliebers who were doused in the rain through some of the performance, to say nothing of all those hours they’d waited to see him.
He performed ‘What Do You Mean?’ which has become his first-ever No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100, and following that performance, he sang his ‘Where Are Ü Now,’ his collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo, and capped off the morning concert — as benevolently, the rain held off. His final performance was of his smash hit from a few years ago, ‘Boyfriend’ which, at the time, was seen as a harbinger of the more mature artist who, finally, now is emerging.
So if anyone was asking if the pop music superstar would deliver, he’s got now a string of successes on live television. After the MTV VMAs, he took over NBC’s Tonight Show just a few days earlier, and now he was back once again. Yes, the blowup with the cameraman — he was critical of the closeups versus not enough long shots to showcase his choreography — has of course been seized upon, but, it’s hardly comparable to last year’s string of tabloid spectacles.
He himself alluded to what can only fairly be called a comeback when he spoke, in studio, with co-anchors, telling them, “It just feels so great to feel the acceptance. And it’s not that that’s where I get my validation, but it shows that they’re for me and not against me.” He went on to say, “You always go in situations, especially me now, it’s like I just feel judged. It’s hard. But I’m feeling more confident.”
Yes, the massive publicity push is underway as he continues to take over our airwaves this time with new performances and, yes, extremely bleached blond hair that’s even got the fashion news outlets taking note. Talk about crossover appeal. Next we’ll see the Justin Bieber bleached blond tutorial videos on YouTube. Yes, you know it’s on the way.
The new album is due out on November 13th and yes, it’s going to be a long two months both for the Beliebers who are counting every second — no doubt there’s an app for that — till they can hit iTunes and get that still untitled album. Of course the naming of the album will be with much fanfare, too! After all, it’s his first since 2012’s ‘Believe’ which gave his fans their name.
See the photos and watch the full replay video of the interview and all of the rest of Justin Bieber on the Today Show below!
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